Microsoft kicked off E3 yesterday with their press conference, and it was all games, all the time. Here’s a round-up of everything they announced and showed in the hour or so they had the floor.

  • They teased the story for Halo 5: Guardians and gave it a 2015 release.
  • The Master Chief Collection was announced. It contains the first four Halo games and their DLC, and Halo 2 is getting the Anniversary treatment; it can be played in all new HD graphics.
  • Assassin’s Creed Unity showed off 4-player co-op during a mission involving the French Revolution.
  • The game where you create games, Project Spark, appeared and brought with it a special guest: Rare’s Conker. The squirrel can be used in creation.
  • A new Crackdown for Xbox One was teased with a CG trailer, but actual gameplay was not shown.
  • Sunset Overdrive got an October release date and was demoed for us.
  • Evolve, somewhat similar to Left 4 Dead, introduced a new type of monster as well as the classes.
  • There was a new Dragon Age: Inquisition trailer that showed off the combat and some monsters, as well as various areas of the game.
  • Fable Legends, a 4-player co-op game based in the Fable universe, was revealed with gameplay footage.
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is coming out this year, and Xbox One will have all the DLC first.
  • Microsoft is remaking their original Xbox title Phantom Dust for Xbox One.
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider has been announced via CG teaser for 2015.
  • There was also gameplay of The Witcher 3, showcasing a hunt for a griffon.
  • We saw new gameplay footage of Tom Clancy’s The Division.
  • Scalebound, another game teased only by CG, looks to promise fights against and between huge monsters.
  • Capcom parodied itself with some Capcom-themed DLC for Dead Rising 3.
  • Forza Horizon 2 was announced for Xbox One and 360, then got three demo videos. Meanwhile, Forza 5 got some free DLC.
  • If you think Microsoft needs more indie games, check out this sizzle reel to see what’s coming.
  • Ori and the Blind Forest was revealed, but what it really is remains a mystery.
  • This Happy Wars trailer is only slightly more enlightening.
  • Inside is another sidescroller we’ll have to get more information on to really understand.
  • Dance Central is getting a specific Xbox One game.
  • Hey look, something for Kinect! Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved was revealed for Xbox One and 360.

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Drew Navarre
Name's Drew. Currently making my way through Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time series and waiting for The Winds of Winter (A Song of Ice and Fire 6). I'm a subscriber to Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe, and Mega Man and I read Superior Spider-man when I can. I'm a pretty big Nintendo fan, but enjoy the other companies as well. As it stands, I have a Wii U and a new gaming desktop (3.5ghz processor, 2GB video card, 8GB RAM with support for 32GB) and plan on getting a PS4 in 2014. As for Xbox One, we'll see, but I'm sure I'll add it eventually.


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